MANILA, Philippines – Since the strengthened community quarantine in parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila, has been extended, the urge to eat his favorite meals at restaurants continues as well.
Here are a few ways restaurants and restaurateurs are getting around the quarantine with creative offerings to add color to people’s ânew normalâ lives.
canned goat meat
DV Boer Farm International Corp., billed as the largest goat farm in the Philippines, will commercialize goat (chevon) canning technology under the Chevon Valley brand developed by Isabela State University (ISU) with a research grant of the Department of Science and Technology. , Philippine Council for Research and Development on Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources.
The commercialization initiative came after the company signed a technology licensing agreement earlier this year with ISU. Products under the Chevon Valley trade name – Kaldereta, Adobo and Kilawing Kambing are expected to be on the market by the end of April.
According to Dexter Villamin, president of DV Boer Farm, the application of food processing technology will be of great help in strengthening food security in the Philippines, especially in this time of crisis brought on by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic ( COVID-19). He added that the company will focus on post-harvest processing, such as canning, to extend the shelf life of products and ensure products can be easily shipped to places where there might be demand.
âIt can be an alternative to the usual canned food that we know. Chevon’s meat offers healthier alternatives. As we know, goat meat is high in protein. However, it doesn’t contain a lot of fat compared to pork, chicken and beef, âVillamin said. Philstar.com.
In addition to the canning technology, the farm also signed a license agreement to process goat semen using a formulated goat semen expander or SEMEX. The processed goat semen will be used on different farms to facilitate reproduction by artificial insemination (AI).
AI technology would ensure the rapid increase in herds across the country thanks to the nationwide network of farm affiliates that will act as ‘sperm banks’ where breeders can purchase affordable straws of harvested semen. from genetically superior animals imported by the farm. Thanks to AI, breeders would be able to produce offspring of the preferred sex for more accurate and faster production. With genes from superior animals readily available in communities with agricultural affiliates, upgrading the country’s livestock would be instantaneous and hopefully can save millions of money by reducing or cutting imports of cattle of the country.
The ISU accepted the farm’s proposal to commercialize mature technologies in the hope that use in communities will be faster with private sector intervention; while setting the objective of increasing the volume of goat meat to meet demand and improve food security. At this stage, many investors and retailers are showing great interest in this product because it is unique and absolutely marketable locally and abroad.
Forties-inspired ice cream flavors
Local artisanal ice cream brand Papa Diddi’s recently announced new flavors inspired by the current community’s General Quarantine. These include Staying Home with my Choco and Mangood, which are also available for delivery from GrabFood or Food Panda or pick up at the brand’s Maginhawa and Libis branches.
The new choco flavor uses Malagos’ single origin dark chocolate, added with a drop of arabica coffee and local wine, in an effort to keep people at home.
Mangood is another flavor of tribute, believing that the goodness of man will shine in this time of COVID-19. He uses the most popular fruit of the country, the mango, associated with honey for this sweetness which represents all that is good for humanity.
Ramadan dishes to make yourself
As we move into Ramadan, many begin to ask the ever-important question: what to cook? This year, as people spend more time indoors, the Asian Food Network (AFN) is bringing inspiration directly to public homes through live cooking sessions on Facebook, featuring the chef extraordinary, Ili Sulaiman.
Having been exposed to the kitchen since the age of seven, Ili is known for whipping up tasty dishes. The host of “Home Cooked: Malaysia” and “Family Feast with Ili” will share four surprise Ramadan recipes that will be a treat for your taste buds. All you have to do is prepare the list of ingredients which will be shared on the AFN website. The next cooking sessions are scheduled for April 28, May 5 and May 12 at 7 p.m. on the AFN Facebook page.
Samgyupsal buffet, fast food favorites are entering homes
Four of your favorite restaurants have concocted a way for you to enjoy your favorite Filipino and international dishes safely and conveniently. The Eats for You pickup and delivery line, available on Facebook, offers over 40 frozen ready-to-heat and ready-to-cook meals such as roast pork or smoked beef, kare-kare, paksiw na lechon kawali, samgyupsal and yakitori of Dads World Buffet, Kamayan, Sambo Kojin and Number 1 Barbecues.
Likewise, Bistro Group international restaurant chains TGIFridays, Italianni’s, Denny’s and Buffalo Wild Wings offer cooked or ready-to-cook meals like roast chicken with herbs, spaghetti balls and liempo.
Meanwhile, Stores Specialists Inc. food brands such as Shake Shack, SaladStop! and Marks & Spencer Food have resumed operations for certain stores and pop-ups that accept take-out and delivery orders.
Likewise, the fast food chain McDonald’s announced that due to high demand, it would restock its stocks of do-it-yourself packs available in select grocery stores.
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